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EP90 IA23 - Eve's Daughters: The Forbidden Heroism of Women



Invited Address 23 from the Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990 - Session 10 - Eve's Daughters: The Forbidden Heroism of Women, featuring Miriam Polster, PhD.

With discussant James FT Bugental, PhD.

Moderated by W Michael Munion, MA.

 

Abstract:

Our present ideals of heroism are dominated by unrealistic and larger-than-life stereotypes. Not only has this narrow view eliminated much of the heroism of women, it has also provided men with simplistic solutions that are not only outmoded, but intimidating. Ultimately, it has deprived both sexes of a wide range of heroic examples and choices that could enrich their lives and the lives of those around them. This paper proposes a redefinition of heroism that expands traditional images and suggests that recognizing the unhackneyed heroism that occurs in ordinary circumstances may also enrich therapeutic possibilities.

 

Educational Objectives:

  1. To review the influences that have limited our image of women's heroism
  2. To define an image of heroism that is relevant to women and men of today - and tomorrow
  3. To illustrate how the concept of heroism applies to psychotherapy 

 


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Product Details
Topic Areas:
Invited Address
Category:
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 1990
Faculty:
Miriam Polster |  James Bugental
Duration:
1 Hour 21 Minutes
Format:
Audio Only
Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 1990
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Miriam Polster's Profile

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Miriam Polster, Ph.D, is co-director of the Gestalt Training Center in San Diego, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego. Along with her husband, Erving Polster, she is co-author of a book on Gestalt therapy. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1967.


James Bugental's Profile

James Bugental Related seminars and products: 29

PhD


James Bugental, PhD, was one of the predominant theorists and advocates of the Existential-Humanistic Therapy movement. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1948, was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 1955, and was the first recipient of the APA's Division of Humanistic Psychology's Rollo May Award. James devoted himself to teaching and writing; he was also an Emeritus Professor, Saybrook Institute, and an Emeritus Clinical Lecturer (formerly Associate Clinical Professor), Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical School. In 1987, he was the recipient of the first annual Rollo May Award of the Mentor Society "for contributions to the literary pursuit," and in 1986, he received a certificate "in recognition of the distinguished contribution to the discipline of Clinical Psychology" from the Division of Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association. He was a past president of the Association for Humanisitic Psychology and served on the editorial boards of eight professional journals. Bugental has written 150 articles, reviews, comments, and chapters in books edited by others.


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